Raymond Malan, 26137
. . . the "bust" bus story
was my 1st Comrades, what a experience!!! I went in with a open mind,
1st objective was to finish, strongly, and secondly, to try and run sub
9. All went well untill 10km before Drummonds, where our sub 9 bus
collided with 2 other sub 9 busses. This led to some sort of
Bus-Driver Ego, something, I don't know what to call it. Long
story short, the bus shattered in 100 pieces, and the rest was history.
hung on and kept in touch with the remainder of the sub 9
"minibus". 30 to go, the pain became something of a horror. I
started loosing pace and my km splits fell by the wayside.
- for down and up: do cross training (spinning/cycling) and 2nd
alternative weekend long runs to be more focused, time wise.
My time was 9:56.34, position: 3923. The Bill Rowan cutt-off was when I was at the top of Polly's.
Thank you once again!!
Long Live Comrades!!
External links: Official Comrades Marathon